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Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry Naval Medal

Object Number: 
1942.26
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at left: "FURST. F." inscription: reverse, below inscription in exergue, at center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of Oliver Perry naval medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Perry facing right with legend: "OLIVERUS H. PERRY./PRINCEPS STAGNO ERIENSE/CLASSIM TOTAM CONTUDIT." Reverse shows naval combat scene with legend above: "VIAM INVENIT VIRTUS AUT FACIT" and inscription below exergual line: "INTER CLASS. AMERI./ET BRIT. DIE X. SEP./MDCCCXIII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group